Julie G. Nyquist, PhD is a Professor in the Department of Medical Education within the Keck School of Medicine (KSOM) of the University of Southern California. She directs the Master of Academic Medicine (MACM) program, Chairs the department’s annual Innovations in Medical Education Conference for (2014-present), and developed a flexible elective to help 4th year medical students transition to residency. Dr. Nyquist joined the faculty in 1981, served as program evaluator for the Medical Student curriculum (1981-2014) and co-chaired the school’s Competency-Based Education initiative (2010-2017). Within KSOM she has served on most of the curriculum committees and was a member of the central Education Committee for the school for 20 years (1993-2013). Within the MACM program she is on the teaching team for multiple courses focusing on the four key roles of faculty: teacher, leader, scholar and mentor. Dr. Nyquist has developed and led over 950 workshops and presentations on topics related to leadership, teaching, evaluation, cultural competence, career development, and the 21st Century mindset, to a variety of health care professions’ faculty members. In conjunction with her USC position she was also Director of Medical Education at a regional medical center in Bakersfield, California for 8 years (1993-2001). She has been the author or co-author on 14 federally funded education-related grants. Dr. Nyquist received her doctorate in Educational Psychology from Michigan State University in 1981.